The Rev. Thomas C. Murphy
The Reverend Thomas C. Murphy is an Assistant to the Rector with specal responsibilities for Mission and Outreach. Tom graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007 and was ordained a deacon that June. He was ordained a priest by Bishop John Bryson Chane on January 19, 2008.
Before going to seminary Tom worked with church based ministry projects that sought to strengthen and improve the lives of poor men, women, and children here in the United States and around the world. Tom worked as the Director of Church Relations for Bread for the World and the Bread for the World Institute. Bread for the World raises a bi-partisan Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By advocating change in policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, Bread for the World provides help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live.
Tom has also worked for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a program officer for the Campaign for Human Development, the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. The Campaign’s mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.
Tom was born and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. Tom is a graduate of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1976 he came to Washington, D.C. to study Theology at Catholic University. That year he met Mary J. Rieser while they were volunteering at the Zacchaeus Soup Kitchen. Tom and Mary were married the following year. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in the Washington, DC area.
Rev. Tom Murphy can be reached at email@example.com or 202.333.6677 ext. 224